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Fall 2020 “Conservation Today” Speaker series
Regenerative Agriculture; good for soil and water, good for farmers, and good for consumers
Presented by David Harbor on October 14, 2020
An agricultural revolution is happening based on an old idea that farmers who pay attention to soil health will produce healthier crops and animals, use fewer herbicides and pesticides, improve water quality, and increase profit per acre. Researchers and major food companies are investigating how to pay farmers to switch to regenerative agriculture practices in grazing and cropping systems using carbon offsets and other market incentives. Join rookie-ag-scholar David Harbor from W&L Geology to learn about soil erosion, soil health and regenerative agriculture practices and principles, see what his research students have started exploring, and explore examples of practices already being adopted here in Rockbridge County.
Talk Slides (pdf)